1. I’m really interested in couple therapy but have little experience of working with couples. Can I join the practitioner training?
Yes, the training is open to all counsellors and therapists working at Step 3 within an IAPT service or in the voluntary sector with a contract with the NHS, who have an interest in extending their practice to work with couples where one, or both, are diagnosed with depression. Access to couple referrals for training cases is essential.
2. I’m a systemic therapist. Is this course suitable for me?
Yes – as long as you have relevant clinical experience. Couple Therapy for Depression has been developed by identifying best practice in a range of behavioural and other types of couple therapies evidenced in RCT effectiveness trials. It is an integrative model and suitable for therapists and counsellors from a variety of training backgrounds. The training team welcomes applicants from a range of approaches to facilitate a rich learning experience.